During semester, the various disciplines within the school hold staff and graduate research seminars in which local and guest speakers read a research paper, followed by discussion. You are strongly encouraged to attend and are welcome to offer papers or suggest visiting speakers. Details of the events are circulated by email.
The Culture and Communication Graduate committee (CCGC) also holds weekly graduate seminars through out the semester.
Reading and research groups
The School hosts a dynamic community of postgraduate researchers, working across and between the range of disciplines covered by Culture and Communication. Students and staff organise and participate in a variety of reading and research groups, in addition to the more formal university programs. Designed to support high-level or intensive study of significant texts, topics and themes, these groups contribute strongly to the excellence of the research environment of the School.
Please note that the following details are subject to change: if you are interested in attending any of these groups, it would be advisable to contact the relevant coordinator first. If anyone wishes to change or alter any information on this list, please email the Advanced Study Group Coordinator. Many of these groups also have dedicated and up-to-date websites: if available, these are provided with the group listing itself.
Advanced Study Group Coordinator
|Auerbach, Mimesis||Michael Graham and Sarah Fantini||Friday 2.00 - 3.00pm Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Badiou, Conditions||Justin Clemens||Friday 3.30pm Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Beat and Counterculture||George Mouratidis||Thursday 5.30pm Fortnightly||Contact convenor|
|Costume Research Group||Rachel Fensham||3rd Friday of the month from 1 - 2.30pm||VCRC, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Critical Race Theory||Jack Cao||Friday 3.30pm Weekly||Contact convenor|
|Deleuze||Lachlan Daniel Wells||Friday 10.00 - 11.00am Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Early Modern Circle||Andrew Stephenson||3rd Monday of the month, 6.15 pm||Contact convenor|
|Freud & Psychoanalytic Theory||Elliot Yates||Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Hyppolite, Logic and Existence||Joe Hughes||Monday 1.00 - 2.00pm Weekly||W2B02, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Hegel, The Science of Logic||Justin Clemens||Friday 11.00am Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Joyce, Ulysses||Ronan McDonald||Monday 1.00pm Weekly||Contact convenor|
|Lacan||Jack Cao||Friday 2.00pm Weekly||Contact convenor|
|Marx, Grundrisse||Nandini Shah||Friday 12.00pm Weekly||Contact convenor|
|Medieval Round Table||Stephanie Trigg||First Monday of the month, 6.15pm||Contact convenor|
|Middle English Reading Group||Stephanie Trigg||Fortnightly, Mondays, 11.00 am||Room 624, 757 Swanston St (Building 199)|
|Bob DiNapoli||Tuesdays, 1.00 - 3.00pm||Room 106, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Seminar in Criticism (graduate work-in-progress group)||Joshua Barnes and Mona Rahimpour||Tuesday 4:00pm Fortnightly during semester||Contact convenors|
|Spinoza, Treatise on Emendation of the Intellect||Jon Rubin||Friday 1.00pm Weekly||E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)|
|Theatre & Performance Studies Reading Group||Sarah Balkin||Three times per semester. For details of coming meetings please email Sarah Balkin.||Contact convenor|